The girls' Programme

The FBB girls’ programme helps girls to improve their social and emotional skills, mental wellbeing, confidence and academic success. delivered by a culturally competent, mainly female disciplinary team.

Our work with girls starts by looking at the self; low-self esteem can often be at the root  of many of the difficulties teenage girls face. We work on the SEL competency of self-awareness and make girls aware of their talents and assets, in order to improve their self-esteem. 

We then support girls to develop emotional regulation techniques, through a scheme of learning titled ‘Unapologetically Us’. Next, we turn to supporting girls with their interpersonal relationships, with the aim of improving group dynamics, raising aspirations and encouraging girls to support one another to fulfil their potential.

Finally, we work with the girls to address questions around identity, youth issues and their place in society. We provide the girls with life-changing opportunities outside of the classroom through our work with partner organisations, empowering them to take up space and make their voices heard.

Sport England and the Football Association have deemed the  programme significant in developing physically and emotionally healthy young women through football in schools.

Programme Overview

FBB provides a full academic year programme, designed around the school timetable, consisting of 38 hours of project-based classroom sessions. These are supported by 38 hours of pitch-based football activities, which focus on developing social and emotional skills.

The programme includes:

Weekly Sessions

A two hour session each week during term time (one hour in class followed by one hour of activities on the football pitch) led by an experienced and highly qualified practitioner (minimum QTS / Level 4 TA / MA Youth Work).

1:1 Therapy Sessions

Weekly 1:1 therapy sessions for most 'at-risk', delivered by a BACP/UKCP qualified counsellor to provide a safe space for students to process their experiences

Holiday Support

Holiday provision for every FBB student, including creative projects in collaboration with acclaimed artists, writers and designers; tournaments; trips; leadership training and residentials.

Reward Trips

Rewards for students who meet their targets. These include: VIP visits to top stadiums to meet Premier League footballers and the chance to attend Premiership and International matches.

Parents’ Evenings

Three parents’ evenings to strengthen the relationship between school, parents and FBB.

Public Showcases

A public showcase at the end of each module and an annual showcase event.

Additional Benefits

Enrichment opportunities for Year 10-11 students to act as role models in sessions.

Professional opportunities, work experience and career development through the FBB Graduate Scheme.

The opportunity for an on-site visit from one of our high-profile supporters.


FBB uses nationally validated measures to track mental health and learning to measure impact. OutpeRforming control groups by a minimum of 30% every year since 2015. Our data evidences that our programme is proven to:

Re-engage students with learning and wider school life

Develop emotional regulation skills

Improve self-confidence

Raise aspirations and self-awareness


“The FBB programme has made a huge impact over the last few years. The programme develops the pupils' abilities to work together as a team and to self-reflect on issues they are trying to address.

Jon Atkinson, Assistant Vice Principal, Archbishop Lanfranc Academy

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For more information or to arrange a meeting please contact Warren Loader, Schools Partnerships Manager.
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